Kevin Balot is Miss International Queen 2012 winner - a first for the Philippines!

Kevin Balot, 21, Philippines was crowned Miss International Queen 2012 winner last night, November 2, at Tiffany's Show Theater in Pattaya City, Thailand.

Kevin Balot Miss International Queen 2012

Miss International Queen 2012 winners

Kevin Balot, who opted not to change his name (to a girl-sounding one) for the pageant, won over 22 other transgender beauties, including 3 more "Pinay" candidates, 2 of them also landed in the Top 10 (Michelle Montecarlo and Miriam Jimenez).

First Runner Up was Miss Brazil Jessika Simoes while the Second Runner Up was host candidate, Miss Thailand Panvilas Mongkol.

Watch a video of Kevin Balot parading in her swimsuit as well as her crowning moment in the Miss International Queen 2012 pageant:

This marks the first time that the Philippines won in the Miss International Queen pageant, a beauty pageant for transgenders or transvestites which is being held in Pattaya City, Thailand since 2004.

Back home in Tarlac City, Kevin Balot is the reigning Miss Gay Festival Queen 2012, a local gay pageant where he introduced himself as Anne Curtis.

Kevin is the older brother-turned-sister of Kim Balot, who entered as a house player on Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4. -

Photos via Miss International Queen FB Page

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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